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Louisiana Purchase and Lewis & Clark

Louisiana Purchase and Lewis & Clark

Discussion & Essay Questions

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  1. Big Picture
    • What if the Haitian slaves had not succeeded in their revolt?
    • What if the French had retained control of this profitable sugar colony?
    • What if Napoleon had not lost interest in his North American holdings?
    • What if American western expansion had been held in check by a powerful French province west of the Mississippi River?
      • Would the United States be the same country without the Midwest, Far West, Pacific Northwest, and/or Southwest?
      • What epic events in American history would have been altered?
        • The Civil War?
        • The Gold Rush?